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The Blue Fox: A Novel
by Sjn
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PublisherFarrar, Straus and Giroux
Release Date2013-04-30 (added to CC 30 Dec 2017)
Amazon Sales Rank76,557
Set against the stark backdrop of the Icelandic winter, an elusive, enigmatic fox leads a hunter on a transformative quest. At the edge of the hunter's territory, a naturalist struggles to build a life for his charge, a young woman with Down syndrome whom he had rescued from a shipwreck years before. By the end of Sjn's slender, spellbinding fable of a novel, none of their lives will be the same. Winner of the 2005 Nordic Council Literature Prize?the Nordic world's highest literary honor?The Blue Fox is part mystery, part fairy tale, and the perfect introduction to a mind-bending, world-class literary talent.



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(30 Dec 2017)
This is a very different book. I like it. I didn't realize what it was all about until near the end. It packs a powerful punch.